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Facilities Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Engineering, architecture
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON performs representation functions with permanent missions, the host government and governmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services ( This position is located within the Replacement of of Office Blocks A to J Project at UNON within Central Support Services (CSS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS).


- Applies commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, waste disposal systems, , water treatment facilities, electrical power generation and distribution systems, environmental control systems, and other related structures and activities..

- Plans and designs specifications for projects.
- Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data required for building site selection.
- Prepares design layout for smaller or less complex portions of buildings and facilities.
- Develops technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications.
- Estimates costs of resource efficient retrofits of existing buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of retrofits or replacement.
- Prepares construction and related documents, such as bills of quantities, drawings sufficient for tender out of construction works.
- Liaises with other engineers and facilities specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing data.
- Conducts investigations to develop improved designs and construction techniques.
- Produces cost data and estimates on engineering-related requirements of current and planned projects.
- Analyzes project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources.
- Prepares reports for management on progress and matters of a technical nature.
- Conducts research on development of new technical systems, and follow development to identify improved methods and equipment.
- Coordinates implementation and manages the (environmental management system) EMS and related external certification.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Engineering, architecture
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Construction management; Budgeting, financial planning; Reporting; Document and archive management; Structural engineering; Research and development
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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